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Camming Is Not Like Any Other Kind Of Sex Work

Live, interactive, and relationship-based, camming is changing sex on the Internet.

Marrying A Monster

He was a 32-year-old inmate who bludgeoned his own mother and sister to death. She was a 60-something mom with a successful life on the outside. What could have possibly made her fall for him?

How To Hunt For Black Holes

For two weeks, Volcan Sierra Negra, an extinct 15,000-foot volcano in southern Mexico, was the nerve center for the largest telescope ever conceived, built to take the first-ever picture of a black hole.

The Complex Power Coupledom Of Chris Hughes And Sean Eldridge

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and political activist Sean Eldridge were once the ultimate team, but Hughes’s controversial purchase of the New Republic and Eldridge’s failed run for Congress made the once-heroes villains.

The Story Of Our Obsession With Dinosaurs

They made the Victorians shudder with awe, but before long dinosaurs were loved mostly by cartoonists and children. Then came a series of discoveries that began a dazzling chapter in the history of science and which leaves “Jurassic World” trailing far behind.

The 'Water Witch' Of The West

The West is running out of water, but cities like Las Vegas refuse to stop growing.

  • This article has 'feel bad' written all over it. Essentially just a story about how one person had the chance to make a difference,... : amiantos
  • Man, harsh article. We're all gonna die. : amiantos
  • Also, seriously, kudos to this author for capturing a perfect picture of what some people's problem is. : amiantos
The Ethics Of A Nazi Judge

Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis for corruption, not murder. How should history judge him?

The Agency

From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.

America’s Newest War

As the war on drugs loses its luster, legislators are intent to make the same mistakes with sex workers.

How To Fix A Broken Heart

The need to mend broken hearts has never been greater. But what if we could simply manufacture a new one?

The Boys From Donetsk

FC Shakhtar Donetsk is one of the most successful football clubs in Europe — its youth academy among the finest in the world. But Shakhtar’s very existence and identity has been ripped apart by Ukraine’s ongoing civil conflict. Will soccer’s global marketplace save Shakhtar’s soul — or bury it?

The Most Powerful First Lady In The Country

Anne Gust Brown has been at the center of nearly every major political feat for which her husband — California governor Jerry Brown — can claim credit.

'I Just Wish For People To Give Me A Chance'

Open a window. Open a bank account. Get a driver’s license. Get a library card. There are so many small skills to be learned by a man who has loomed large since he was shot and captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 — a man who has never been allowed to speak publicly.

Men Adrift

Badly educated men in rich countries have not adapted well to trade, technology or feminism.

  • Awesome read. Feminism related. : amiantos
The Death Of A Penalty

Despite extraordinary efforts by the courts and enormous expense to taxpayers, the modern death penalty remains slow, costly and uncertain.

Why You Can Kiss My Mulatto Ass

“The recent reemergence of mulatto identity isn’t about race, it’s about actively acknowledging a multiethnic reality in a simplistically racialized world.”

Why Baltimore Blew Up

It wasn’t just the killing of Freddie Gray. Inside the complex legal infrastructure that encourages — and covers up — police violence.

Training Young Doctors: The Current Crisis

In the 1890s, Sir William Osler, now regarded as something of a demigod in American medicine, created at the Johns Hopkins Hospital a novel system for training physicians after graduation from medical school. It required young physicians to reside in the hospital full-time without pay, sometimes for years, to learn how to care for patients under the close supervision of senior physicians.

Surfing Into Adolescence

To be thirteen, with a surfboard, in Hawaii.

The Experiment That Changed Superheroes Forever

It was a compendium of stories that saved the company that launched it, revolutionized the comics medium, and became the foundation of the multi-billion-dollar Marvel cinematic empire.